Thinking of starting a business? Why not consider one of these?

Tired of answering to the big man? Looking for a new challenge? Want to be your own boss? Then you are reading the right article.

There comes a time in many people’s lives where they want more from a career- more money, more freedom, and more satisfaction. Some go back to school to study for a new vocation, others change jobs and go for something in a different sector, but some people choose to start their own business from scratch.

Whilst it is not easy and running your own business can be one of the most time consuming, stressful, and tough things out there- the satisfaction and happiness you get in return is worth every second.

If you are a budding entrepreneur but are not quite sure what to dabble in, here is a list of some ideas to get you going!

Truck business

1. Trucking business

There is always going to be a need for truck drivers. In today’s fast-paced, consumer driven economy, the demand for consumables quickly, efficiently, and in large bulk is always high. Starting your own trucking business is a good way of tapping into this multi billion dollar industry and making your mark in the business world.

All you really need to get going is the capital to get yourself a truck, some networking skills to get a few clients onboard, and some training to make sure you know what you are doing behind the wheel. Once you have ticked these three off your list, it is time to hit the open road! Also, there are many services to help you keep going including roadside assistance, freight bill factoring, and fuel cards.

Writing on an ipad

2. Writing/Proofreading

Are you educated? Have a good grasp of the English language? Then you could make yourself some extra cash by working as a freelance writer or proof reader. All you need to get you going is a laptop, an internet connection and a quiet place to work.

Advertise on Facebook and Linkedin, put an advert in the local paper, send introductory emails to local advertising and media companies, and post in student groups on social media.

This type of promotion requires very little, if any marketing budget and you will soon find that the work starts to trickle in!

3. Recruitment

If you have been working in the same role for a while and you feel you know the industry well, why not try your hand at recruitment? Again, all you need is your computer, yourself and WiFi to get yourself going. Start by sending out emails to companies in your chosen sector, ask them to meet you for a coffee and sell yourself and your expertise.

Once you get a few onside, make the best of Linkedin. It is a free platform with millions of professionals on it and it is a fantastic resource for head-hunters and recruiters. You can make yourself a pretty penny as well, especially if you are charging 10-25% of the annual salary of each person you place! It is a tough job but a rewarding and fruitful one, especially if you are a people person!

So there are a few ideas to get you going, we picked three possible randoms but the possibilities are literally endless. All you need is skill, perseverance, networking skills, and passion and you will be just fine!

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel was the editor of from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.

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